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Pedestrian Deaths Rise

Distracted Drivers to Blame Pedestrian deaths rose by 10% in 2015, according to the Governors’ Association for Highway Safety. Plus, the nationwide rise coincides with a rise in local pedestrian deaths.  Auto accidents with pedestrians are up in DC, Montgomery and Prince George’s County. Driver Error Motor vehicle driver error continues to be the leading …

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Virginia Senate Bill Would Outlaw “Dooring” of Cyclists

Virginia Senate Bill Would Outlaw “Dooring” of Cyclists A new proposed bill in the Virginia Senate would fine motorists who “door” bicyclists. VA Senate bill #117 would amend Va. Code §46.2-818 to impose a $50 fine on anyone who opens a car door “unless it is reasonably safe to do so.” A Virginia House committee is …

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Talcum Powder Causes Ovarian Cancer, Jury Finds

Talcum Powder Causes Ovarian Cancer, Jury Finds A Missouri state jury has slapped drug manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), with a $72 million dollar verdict in St. Louis last week, finding that J&J’s talcum power caused deadly ovarian cancer in women, and that J&J knew about the danger, but hid it to keep profits rolling. …

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Do You Qualify for the NCAA Concussion Class Action Settlement?

Do You Qualify for the NCAA Concussion Class Action Settlement? Did you play an NCAA college sport? Do you suffer from Post-Concussion Syndrome? If so, the January 26, 2015 NCAA nation-wide class action settlement may right be for you. In a landmark lawsuit, plaintiff Adrian Arrington sued the NCAA on behalf of 4.4 million current and …

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5 Playground Lessons Every Parent Should Know

5 Playground Lessons Every Parent Should Know Playgrounds Come in 3 Sizes. Playground equipment must be age appropriate to be safe. National playground standards group kids into three developmental stages: 6-to-23 months (Tykes), ages 2-to-5 years (Little Folks), and 5-to-12 years (Kids). Choose the playground equipment that’s age-appropriate for your child. Inspect Your Playground. Playgrounds …

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Frank Gifford suffered from brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

CNN is reporting that former New York Giant and sportscaster Frank Gifford suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease associated with repetitive brain trauma. Originally, a disease of boxers, it has now been found in football players and other atheletes who experience repeated concussions or sub-concussive events. Ice Hockey, wrestling and other contact …

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